Based in Seattle, Washington, Hagens Berman LLP was founded in 1993 by Carl Hagens and Steve Berman with one purpose - to pursue the type of law that most interested the founders. This involved representing plaintiffs in class actions and multi-party, large-scale complex litigation and becoming engaged in cases that had the potential for having a positive impact on protecting the rights of investors, consumers, workers, innovators and the environment.
Since then, the firm has stayed true to that purpose and become one of the nation's leading firms in these fields, earning an international reputation for excellence and innovation.
Our main focus is to represent plaintiffs in securities, investment fraud, product liability, tort, antitrust, consumer fraud, employment, environmental, intellectual property and ERISA cases. In doing so, our firm has become particularly skilled at managing multi-state and nationwide class actions through an organized, coordinated approach that implements an efficient and aggressive prosecutorial strategy in order to place maximum pressure on the defendant.
Berman graduated from the University of Michigan in 1976 and earned his law degree from the University of Chicago Law School in 1980.
Honors and Awards
The National Law Journal named Berman one of the 100 most powerful lawyers and rated Hagens Berman one of the top ten plaintiffs’ firms in the country.
Areas of Practice
- Antitrust & Trade Regulation
- Class Action
- Environmental Law
- Intellectual Property
- Labor & Employment Law
- Products Liability
- Securities Law
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